Paper Talk - 14 January 2013

Sissoko: North-East battle for his signature

Paper Talk: Moussa may join Magpies

Newcastle could beat Sunderland to the signature of Moussa Sissoko, while Falcao has reportedly hinted that he could snub Chelsea and join PSG.

Daily Mirror
  • Sir Alex Ferguson hailed his "magnificent" Manchester United side as they took another step towards a 20th league title.
  • Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has vowed to appeal against Vincent Kompany's red card - claiming referee Mike Dean got the decision completely wrong.
  • Manchester United will meet Crystal Palace in the next 48 hours to thrash out a deal for Wilfried Zaha.
  • Loic Remy has flown to Newcastle to talk over a £10million transfer from Marseille.
  • Manchester City are lining up a transfer-window bid for Derby's brilliant young midfielder Will Hughes.
  • Fulham boss Martin Jol is making a £3million move for Belgian teen defender Bernard Malanda-Adje of Zulte Waregem.
  • Romelu Lukaku wants to extend his stay at West Brom from Chelsea for another year.
  • QPR boss Harry Redknapp went to watch Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila on Saturday - and also wants to sign Peter Odemwingie and Jake Livermore.
  • Sean O'Driscoll has rejected interest from Blackpool to take charge of their Championship rivals Bristol City.
  • Birmingham are stepping up their January sales but big-earning Nikola Zigic is refusing to go.
  • Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy is ready to snap up Lee Camp after the goalkeeper was shown the door at Nottingham Forest.
  • Hull manager Steve Bruce wants David Stockdale back on loan from Fulham.
The Sun
  • Newcastle have landed Marseille striker Loic Remy for £9.25million.
  • Robin van Persie hailed his "unbelievable" goal as he kept Manchester United on course for the title.
  • Angry Roberto Mancini hit out after Vincent Kompany's straight red card for Manchester City at Arsenal.
  • Petr Cech admits the Chelsea dressing room have not given up hope of Frank Lampard wining a stay of execution.
  • Sam Allardyce has felt the pressure building on his job for the first time this season from West Ham's owners.
  • Manchester City are keen to sign Derby's Will Hughes for £7million this month.
  • Atletico Madrid ace Falcao has hinted he could snub Chelsea for a move to PSG.
  • QPR have had a £2million bid for Peter Odemwingie rejected by West Brom.
  • West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will step up his bid to land Blackburn's Martin Olsson.
  • Sean O'Driscoll has rejected interest from Blackpool to take charge of Championship rivals Bristol City.
Daily Star
  • Sir Alex Ferguson hailed his "magnificent" Manchester United after the league leaders took another giant step towards a 20th league title.
  • Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has warned rivals United: We'll fight you to the bitter end.
  • Chelsea have made an £8.5million bid for Celta Vigo's rising Spanish star Iago Aspas.
  • Sean O'Driscoll has rejected interest from Blackpool to take charge of their Championship rivals Bristol City.
  • Marseille striker Loic Remy is heading to Newcastle - with the blessing of team-mate Joey Barton.
  • Fulham winger Pajtim Kasami wants to quit Craven Cottage and join Wolfsburg this month.
  • Harry Redknapp wants Lille's Salomon Kalou and Swansea's Danny Graham to boost QPR's survival bid.
Daily Mail
  • Roberto Mancini was furious with referee Mike Dean after Manchester City's Vincent Kompany was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Jack Wilshere.
  • A breakaway group of elite clubs are attempting to curb the spending power of Manchester City and Chelsea.
  • Newcastle are set to complete the signing of Loic Remy in the next 24 hours.
  • QPR want to insert pay-cut clauses into any new player contracts to stop the club falling into financial ruin if they are relegated.
  • Romelu Lukaku's representatives will sit down with Chelsea when the transfer window shuts to try to negotiate another season on loan at West Brom.
  • Swansea hope to conclude the signing of Osasuna forward Roland Lamah this week after a £3.5million bid for Stoke's Kenwyne Jones was rejected.
  • Sunderland may miss out to neighbours Newcastle in a bid for Toulouse and France midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
  • Manchester City are keen on Derby midfielder Will Hughes.
  • Fulham have joined a list of clubs following Nordsjaelland defender Jores Okore.
  • Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy is after Lee Camp, who was left out as Nottingham Forest beat Peterborough 2-1 on Saturday. Meanwhile, Forest are planning an improved bid of around £550,000 for Birmingham's Chris Burke this week.
Daily Express
  • A linesman has waded into the row over ticket prices at Arsenal by telling Manchester City's Joe Hart and Joleon Lescott to applaud fans who had to shell out £62 to watch their team on Sunday.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson praised his players' winning mentality after Manchester United claimed another crucial victory in their pursuit of a 20th top-flight title success.
  • Romelu Lukaku has told Chelsea he wants to stay on loan at West Brom for another season if he cannot get regular football at Stamford Bridge.
The Times
  • Roberto Mancini believes his Manchester City side need only to cut Manchester United's lead at the top of the Premier League to "four or five points" before their visit to Old Trafford on April 16 to remain on target to retain their title.
Daily Telegraph
  • Manchester City's manager, Roberto Mancini, insisted the tackle which led to referee Mike Dean sending off Vincent Kompany at Arsenal was not even a foul.
  • Manchester United's 2-1 victory against Liverpool appeared to come at a heavy price, with Ashley Young leaving the stadium on crutches and Nemanja Vidic limping off with a knee injury to add to Sir Alex Ferguson's injury concerns.
Independent
  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists that an elusive first win against a top 10 Premier League side could help his own team to turn the corner in a difficult season which has left them 24 points behind leaders Manchester United.
  • Arsene Wenger chose to blame his Arsenal players rather than the referee for the 2-0 home defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.
The Guardian
  • Roberto Mancini is confident Manchester City will retain the title if they travel to Manchester United in April within "four or five points" of their hosts after his team responded impressively to the leaders' 2-1 victory over Liverpool to register a first league win at Arsenal since 1975.
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